1. Cleaning your room means finding half used pens and notebooks filled with stories you wrote when you were 10.
2. You have favorite quotes in notes on your phone.
And on post-its around your room.
And painted on your wall.
And tacked to your cork board.
And probably written on your hand.
3. You could spend hours in the office supply isle.
And probably days in Office Depot.
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4. Anything you overhear people say could be inspiration for a story.
Eavesdropping, researching, is there a difference?
5. If someone needs something to write on, you've got them covered.
Although that means tearing a piece of paper out of the notebook you always keep with you, and that's one less page to write on.
6. Finding a particular thing you wrote on your computer is nearly impossible.
“Story (1).” Story (2).” “Another Story.” “Random.”
One time I filled an entire notebook with poems, and when I typed them up, I just numbered them all.
7. You've had people buy you a notebook as a gift.
And you loved it.
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8. You finally write something that everyone thinks is amazing...
...and you don't see how it's any different from anything else you've ever written.
9. You spend most of your time telling yourself you should be writing.
And then you check Twitter again.
10. You get incredibly excited when you come across a writing contest where the prize is monetary... until you see there is an entry fee.
Are you really going to make me pay to do the thing I would actually like to get paid to do?
11. You have a strong opinion on the Oxford Comma.
And everybody knows it.